Life at school is never dull; education is constantly changing and evolving in order to meet the needs of the world in which we live, and to prepare the children for the world in which they will live as adults. As a staff we never feel that we have quite finished planning our curriculum as we are always wanting to create an even better product for the children in our care.
The past year has seen huge and significant changes in education on both a local and national level. Consequently life at Landscove continues to be extremely exciting and busy, as we build on our successes and make plans for the future of our school and its pupils.
The Government have released a New National Curriculum which is to be implemented from this September (2014). “The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.” (Dept for Education)
We have taken this opportunity to rethink our curriculum, take our very best practice and most successful themes and used these alongside the new curriculum to develop exciting and stimulating lessons; providing the children with the opportunity to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding through a broad range of exciting and meaningful learning opportunities. Through our curriculum and ethos we aim to build a culture of confidence where children rise to any challenge with the resilience to overcome times when life is tricky, where children use transferable skills to become resourceful, independent learners for life and where children can develop a love of learning and have FUN!
THE CURRICULUM AT LANDSCOVE
Please click on the links below to view Year B of our new rolling programme for each class:
Please click on the links below to view Year A of our rolling programme for each class.
Please click on the links below to view Year B of our rolling programme for each class.
In Key Stage One, we follow the synthetic phonics ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme. We use our own footprint system for reading, which includes books from Rigby Stars, Rigby Rockets and Oxford Reading Tree scheme, amongst others.
THE CURRICULUM IN DEPTH
Each term, class teachers send out a topic web of the learning areas children will be undertaking that term.
Please click on the links below to see the topic webs on each class page.
If you would like more information about the curriculum, please see your child’s class teacher in the first instance. You can also speak to Jill Ryder, Head of School, for further details.